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  • Alexis Beard

Intercontinental Cozumel

When picturing paradise, the image is that of crystalline waters and a calm sea that stretches toward the horizon. Humanity shares an infinite fascination for the ocean and we find in it a beauty and complexity that remains unmatched by anything else.

A short ferry ride away from Playa del Carmen lies the island of Cozumel. Its Caribbean charm attracts thousands of visitors every year, from cruise ship passengers to scuba diving enthusiasts on the prowl for the paradise hidden below Mexican waters whose beauty often makes tourists extend their stays for weeks.

The Mayans of antiquity established commercial ports and ceremonial areas within the island. Centuries later, Cozumel has maintained its naval importance. Nearly all mayor cruise lines dock within its harbor, giving their passengers the opportunity to discover the island’s traditions, its natural wonders and its picturesque urban nucleus: the little town of San Miguel. There, we find a wide selection of restaurants, cafes, boutiques and colorful shops that sells souvenirs and Mayan crafts. Likewise, the island boasts a surprising number of luxury hotels.

Cozumel is the largest and most populated island of the Mexican Caribbean. Its western coast boasts long stretches of wide-sanded beach and a calm, crystalline sea. The turquoise color of its waters has made the island into one of the most renowned diving and snorkel destinations. Both for rookies and professionals, diving into these beautiful waters soon becomes one of the most spectacular life experiences. The number of coral reefs and underwater locations for exploring is as infinite as the horizon. After the Great Barrier in Australia, Cozumel has the largest corral reef in the world.

Below sea waves lies a world, strikingly different from our own, full of magic and wonders that will never cease to amaze us. Exploring this universe of corals and colorful creatures is a unique experience. With the expert diving team at Scuba Du, it is impossible not to fall in love with the teeming marine life of Cozumel.

Nestled in the heavenly paradise of Cozumel, with unmatched views of the Caribbean and its crystalline waters, Presidente InterContinental Cozumel Resort & Spa is a seductive and elegant destination.

Located in front of the spectacular National Park ‘Coral Reefs of Cozumel”, the second largest corral reef in the world, the resort offers a unique white sands tranquility where culture and environment come together for a unique experience.

It is a place of peace and relaxation, where one can simply watch the hours drift away with the tide from a comfortable hammock by the sea. As difficult as it is to walk away from the pearly beach, a visit to the Mandara Spa is a must, where fruits, plants, herbs and other natural elements are blended with Mayan traditions to pamper the body and soul.

Its wide variety of restaurants, which serve both regional dishes and international specialties, make the resort a gastronomical leader in Cozumel.

Alfredo di Roma is the insignia gourmet Italian restaurant, where guests can delight in the northern Italian dishes fused with fresh seafood. The authentic fettuccini Alfredo pairs perfectly with live music and the sparkling Caribbean Sea. Alfredo di Roma offers a wide selection of national and international wines, the widest selesction in the island.

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